Celebs at Women’s Race

2015-05-06 06:00
Television personality Nico Panagio will be master of ceremonies. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Television personality Nico Panagio will be master of ceremonies. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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TELEVISION personality Nico Panagio and top recording artist Jimmy Nevis are set to entertain the crowds during the SPAR Women’s Challenge at Pollok Beach in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, May 9.

Top Billing presenter Panagio will be master of ceremonies on race day, facilitating the event to ensure that all segments of the programme flow seamlessly.

One of these programme highlights will be the post-race prize-giving, during which one lucky participant will be handed the keys to a brand-new, limited edition Hyundai i10 Glide.

This year the PE race falls on the same weekend as Mother’s Day and although Panagio’s own mother died six years ago, he said he celebrated her every day.

“On Mother’s Day, my father, two sisters and I call one another and reminisce about her food and silly sayings. “Each of us has a certain part of her personality and when we spend time together it almost seems she is there,” he said.

Panagio said he and his daughters would also celebrate his wife on the day.

“My girls love their mom dearly and share her love for creativity, so we will probably make some sort of artistic creation as a gift.”

He said events like the SPAR Women’s Challenge were a chance to celebrate the importance of not taking people for granted.

“For me, women are the most incredible blessing to humanity and we must never forget what they mean to us.”

On the musical front, Nevis will entertain the 13 000 participants and their supporters by performing some of his hit Sama-nominated songs, such as Heartboxing and In love with you.

Nevis said he too would be celebrating the most influential women in his life over the weekend.

He said events like the SPAR Women’s Challenge and Little Ladies’ Race performed an important social function. “These events are a great reminder to everyone that women are to be praised, respected and empowered.”– REPORTER

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